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Intel® Core 2 Duo E6600<br>
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB<br>
7900GTO evga<br>
CPU THERMPASTE|ARCTIC SILVER5 3.5G%<br>
CPU CLEAN|ARCTIC CLEAN ACN-60ML %<br>
CPU FAN | ZALMAN CNPS 9500 LED<br>
HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS<br>
HEATSINK|RAMSINK ALUM A1933 TT RT<br><br>
Everything is going to be here today. I have the guides and things like that. But it still scares me a bit never having done something like this. I have a few questions.<br><br>
Should I first hook up everything stock? Check the temps for a few days. That way i'll know how much I improved it if any at all?<br><br>
Also, should I make a guide of the things I'm doing? I notice others making step by step guides with pics. Kind of made me feel left out lol. At least that way I'll know if by chance I did anything wrong.<br><br><br>
BTW, I'm not afraid of overclocking. I'm afraid of thinking I understand something and suddenly realizing that don't when I screw things up. I'm sure others had close to the same thoughts at first.
 

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Start with setting it up cleanly for good airflow and cooling. Then when it runs good at startup, do some benchmarks at stock, then OC that mutha!
 

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what mobo are you using? the same one as your sig's?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what mobo are you using? the same one as your sig's?</div>
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No oops. Thought I added that.. yea<br><br>
Asus P5W DH Deluxe 975X
 

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Okay, so everything is all set up and my bios tell me my cpu temp is 22c while my motherboard is 45c which of course is pretty hot. But I'm being told that those temps mean nothing? Only the ambient temp, which i'm assuming is room temp is what is important? The house was around 70-80 degrees F. So the room temp is around the cpu temp but way lower than the MB. <br />
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How does all this work? If my house was say 60 F would my cpu be around 19c. Didn't do the actually math on it. I'm just trying to understand how it all works so I know what to look at when overclocking.
 

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CPU and motherboard are important, very important.<br />
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If your ambient temp is between 70F-80F and your BIOS is telling you your CPU temps are at 22C, then your motherboard is reporting the temps wrong. The CPU temps can NEVER be below your ambient temps if you're on either water or air colling.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">72F is 22C but you said it was between 70F and 80F</div>

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Yea, I didn't get a excat temp so I just rounded. Tonight when I get out of school I'll try to get a more accurate temp and repost.<br />
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Any idea why my motherboard temp is so much more higher? Going to change out a few of my stock case fans to see if that helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I don't know why it's that high, maybe you confused it with the NB temps?</div>

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</div>I'm not sure.. I'll have to check that also.
 

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Chances are you did, if you have the 9500 positioned so that it moves the air directly to the rear fan that would mean you have some air moving across the mosfets
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Chances are you did, if you have the 9500 positioned so that it moves the air directly to the rear fan that would mean you have some air moving across the mosfets</div>

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</div>Yes, it's pointed directly at the rear fan.
 

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I read it right. My motherboard temps are currently 46c, cpu temps are 24c and room temp is currently at 71F
 

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If you want to could zip tie a fan in front of the mosfets to bring down the temps<br><br>
Those temps are kind of high given the HSF placement :/<br><br>
IIRC mosfets are rated are 90C
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Yes, it's pointed directly at the rear fan.</div>

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</div>Is it suppose to be pointed directly at the rare fan? Or is it suppose to be pointed away from the rare case fan? I just saw a pic of it and it was pointed at the ram and somehow the air ran backward toward the fan. Could that be my problem?<br />
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To have lived around air my whole life I seem to understand it little... lol<br />
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Thank you so much for all your help boredom.
 

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you want to aim the fan at the mosfets.... doing this will also aim the air at the other fan. That should get stuff running right <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> other wise, you'll have to zip tie a fan close to the mosfets to give them some quality air
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">you want to aim the fan at the mosfets.... doing this will also aim the air at the other fan. That should get stuff running right <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> other wise, you'll have to zip tie a fan close to the mosfets to give them some quality air</div>

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</div>So by mosfets just that mean pointed toward the ram? I have no clue what a mosfet is...<br />
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<a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MOSFET.html" target="_blank">http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MOSFET.html</a><br />
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And after my google search. I still have no clue what the mosfet is...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So by mosfets just that mean pointed toward the ram? I have no clue what a mosfet is...<br />
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<a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MOSFET.html" target="_blank">http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MOSFET.html</a><br />
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And after my google search. I still have no clue what the mosfet is...</div>

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</div>Looking at the review of that board on <br />
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<a href="http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=3763&s=2" target="_blank">http://sg.vr-zone.com/?i=3763&s=2</a><br />
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It says the mosfets are under the heatsink by the IO ports
 

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twords the back of the case... not twords the ram.
 
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